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A whole skinless pork shank, aka Eisbein from 100% Kurobuta. Kurobuta pork is juicy, well-marbled, and has a superior flavor. This pork shank is made for slow cooking methods only. One whole pork shank weighs approx. 610g (1.3lbs). Might have a very small amount of typical Kurobuta bristle (stiff animal hair) attached - this is very natural and is not a safety or quality issue. Please note this item is limited in availability due to the small family farm's capacity.
100% full-blooded Kurobuta pork is well-known for superior quality, juiciness, flavor, and marbling. Kurobuta is slightly darker in color and richer in flavor. The Kurobuta pigs from the Nakano farm are raised on open pasture in the idyllic Tokachi region of Hokkaido which provides the perfect conditions for raising pigs as nature intended. The pigs are free to forage and wallow on open pasture and are raised slowly with love and respect by the Nakano family for 12 months which is double the time of conventional factory-farmed pigs. It goes without saying that the pigs are raised without antibiotics or growth-promoting hormones. All feed is locally produced and sourced. All images are actual images of the family farm. See below.
|Shipping||Shipping and delivery is frozen|
|Handling||Keep frozen below -18°C (0°F)|
|Defrosting Time||In the fridge: approx. 48h
In ice-water: Not recommended
|Cooking Method||Slow cooking only|
|Expiration||Frozen: see packaging label (usually more than 3 months)
Chilled: Please consume unopened pack within 2 days.
|Also known as||Pork shank, Eisbein, pork leg, pork feet
|Country of Origin||Hokkaido, Japan|
|Processing undertaken||Skin removal (In rare cases, there might be still a little pig hair left)|
✔ All year free-range raised in the great outdoors of Tokachi, Hokkaido. The pigs forage around freely and wallow in the mineral-rich natural soil.
✔ Fed locally produced and sourced wheat, potatoes, corns, and yams.
✔ Raised slowly with respect, care, and love for 12 months which is twice the time of conventional factory-farmed pigs.
✔ No growth hormones, no subtherapeutic use of antibiotics - ever!
✔ Kurobuta Berkshire pork traits are known for juiciness and tenderness due to the well-balanced marbling and fine grain.
|Pork Breed||100% Fullblooded Kurobuta Berkshire (see certificate here)|
|Region||Tokachi, Hokkaido, Japan|
|Breeding||All year free-range|
|Feeding||Locally produced wheat, potatoes, corns, and yams|
|Raised by||Kenji Nakano|
|Farming Experience||10 years|
|Traceability||100% fully traceable from farm to fork|
|Subtherapeutic Antibiotics Use||Never|